A Tough Day At The Course

Perfect weather did not bring perfect golf as the greening fairways and rough at Keith started to take their toll at the Stroke round sponsored by Goldsmith Plumbing on Saturday. With sunny, calm conditions players enthusiastically took to the course but found the conditions challenging. Greens as smooth as Chris Judd’s head made the putting slick and the arms shake as several greens presented challenges if approached incorrectly.

With the winter approaching A Grade scores came to the fore and it was Bradley Sherriff who continued recent good form with a Nett 71 to win the day. The A Grade was especially close, with a countback to decide second place, with two players on 72, Simon Leek producing the better finish to take the prize, with Brenton Goldsmith finishing third on the same score, but also taking the prize for the Nearest in Two shots on the seventh. B Grade scores were also low, with Tony Richman returning to some form with a Nett 73, winning the grade ahead of Pete McAuley on Nett 75 and Pete Rivett on Nett 77. McAuley and Rivett also played well enough to be consoled with winning the Nearest the Pins on the fourth (McAuley) and ninth holes.

C Grade players also found the going tough, Don Cook standing up to the pressure the best to win the grade on Nett 75, winning a countback from Andrew Morris, continuing his recent good form. Daren O’Neill played an erratic round but was good enough to finish third in the grade with a Nett 78. The rest of the sharpshooters awards went to Shane Cleggett on the fourteenth and Barb Little on the 11th, Little also winning the Ladies competition for the day on Nett 77.

On Wednesday the Ladies turned out for the Laurel Wreath and Rewa Densley Memorial. Matches were the main fare, with Merrilyn Hilton defeating Carol Miller, Tania Kennett overcoming Robin Redden, Michelle Moreton finishing ahead of Mel Johnson, Gill Brook victorious over Jo White and Sandy Yates winning out over Marg Groth. Michelle Moreton topped off a productive day by winning the Nearest in Two prize on the fourteenth hole, while Marg Groth produced the straightest drive.

frustration 2Next Wednesday the Ladies compete in a Par round sponsored by Lucy Puris, as well as the second round of the Captains Trophy. On Saturday the Patron’s Pewters are up for grabs, while the Riddoch Insurance Services Par round will be played on June 6th.

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